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of new york, the city's youngest mayor and the first mayor of color and at the age of 24, just last january, he was sworn in after winning a sweeping a town -- 18 out of 18 districts and winning a four-way mayoral race. before being appointed he was on the city -- the common counsel representing this witty woody's 4th ward. he is a graduate of cornell university where he majored in communications and he was quite active while he was there tutoring underserved students at ithaca and serving as a board member of the racing education attainment challenge organization. immediately to my right is alex morse who is the mayor of holyoke massachusetts. he is also the city's youngest mayor. and he is the second youngest mayor in state history. is that correct? yeah, so he graduated from brown university with a degree in urban studies and during his time at brown he worked as a youth career counselor. he was also on the governors lgbt commission and the main focus of his administration at the moment are early childhood literacy, building an economy focused around art, innovation and technolog
to make the decisions? so i ran for the city council in my junior year when i was 20 years old and i won. four years later i decided that i would like to be the mayor. iran and i won and laboratories of democracy i truly think cities are the frontline frontline of democracy. cities are where ideas get put into action where you can see if they are going to make a difference or not. one of the ideas that i championed it my second year in 2009 back when i was a young man was a smoking ban. banning smoking in public parks outdoors and after playgrounds and dining spaces in the comments which is a buyer -- which is our outdoor pedestrian park. the time it was very radical. the following year mayor bloomberg at the did the same thing in new york city. so he is welcome but that. i sent him a note and i told him any other ideas you want we can talk. you can do these things on a city level because you can reach -- speak to them and not let don't speak over them because you can only keep their attention for this long. who can grab and hold onto their attention what is more he cannot score politica
. we in michigan have to decide in november whether to allow the state to come in to the city and as a public use to take over and print the financial manager were emergency manager for the cities that have financed the distress and take over the local government where they can come in and remove the city officials like the mayor and the city council. i don't think that's the the presidential candidate mitt romney had in mind when he wanted to say states have rights. what about the city's rights to elect their own elected officials? and help do they own? when you say government interference, i understand you were talking about the federal government, but i heard mitt romney say that states' rights, is it the rights of the state's coming into the cities to overthrow the local municipalities? if that's a big government, small government, i don't know, is it controlled government? i think they have a right to control their own destiny in their own city. so the public is on the ballot in november, and i am turning everybody in michigan to vote down. we don't need dictatorship. it
, what initiatives would you put in place to make sure that jobs are created in the inner cities, like trenton, newark and jersey city? >> moderator: senator menendez, europe first. menendez: i'm proud of the areas we work in our state. the reality is that transit villages, the new transportation bill. i'm glad to see that with my leadership on mass transit, new jersey will receive, an additional $70 million more. that legislation is looking at saving and/or creating about 52,000 jobs. a lot of those transit villages and opportunities are right in urban areas, using advantage of our infrastructure. livable communities. my legislation in that regard but hope communities that are not only urban, but the more suburban, but nonetheless very close to urban areas would create greater development opportunity as well. and so, we are going to continue to work with these communities so that in fact they can realize the future of their citizens. >> moderator: senator kyrillos. kyrillos: as i go around the cities of new jersey, i am so sad to see the poverty, to see the unemployment, to see that t
reggie. he had a book that got a lot of attention oh, back in the 50s, it was called the city is of night. has he done anything recently? >> he is still writing. he is still working and living in l.a. i cannot remember the last titles that he di .. book is city of night, which was published in the early 1960s, really important book. he later did, what we got to see, numbers, and he did a number called a sexual outlaw, which is kind of one of the influxes from my title, "eminent outlaws." it combines the title from the administration and the sexual outlaw by john reggie. the more recent work isn't as strong as his early work. >> christopher, christopher barm, are a lot of gay writer's political? >> guest: i think they are whether they want to be or not. they didn't know that they have no choice. some are more political than others. larry kramer is a case in point. some people say he is one, politics is more important to him in than good prose, but is very committed to politics. tony kushner, great american playwright, very politically committed. with these men being as political as they ar
they have, just to raise an issue that you might want to debate at some point here at city life bookstore, whether there might be an unfortunate connection string capitalism, the dominant system and a scale of warfare is mine pending at the same time. the europeans are terrified. they are tried to build a unity, a unified united states of europe in some ways modeling themselves in the united states. having had common currency for large parts of it, the year of an european commission and european parliaments and moving in that direction. they are now facing an extremely dangerous situation. one part of europe is doing very well. germany, france, northern europe. the rest of europe, particularly the southern areas, spain, italy, portugal, greece. ireland is not southern. hungry communist eastern. and others are in terrible shape, serious terrible shape. and because some folks don't pay attention to numbers, here's a chance for a statistic to help you. the professors in your essay cited at my university where he taught in esters at the university of athens, the major university in greece. th
it for you, that is equivalent to the spire population -- entire population of major cities in america, cities like miami, tulsa, minneapolis/st. paul. their populations are all around 900,000 people -- 400,000 people. l so i think when you are successful in signing up the equivalent of a major city in america for a service, you have something that is gaining traction and making sense. >> host: now, is this something that was mandated as part of the nbc deal, or is this something comcast is doing on its own? >> guest: so the answer is both. this was a comcast concept that we, um, that we were preparing before the nbc universal transaction. we offered it up as a voluntary commitment to the fcc as something to help the fcc in its public interest determination, but we would have done this with or without the nbc universal transaction. and we've obviously gone far beyond the nature of the commitment in terms of the, in terms of eligibility of the program and the speed to have project, of the product, the way we're running sign-ups, the way we're promoting it. so we are, we are certainly in
into it in great length here, but about poverty in relation to place. our inner cities, app -- appalachia, colonial south texas, all of that because that's where we have the persistent poverty where we have the intergenerational poverty, and it -- i found it very interesting. i was down in north carolina the last three days in the blue place in north carolina. you have to be -- you want to be safe, you stay in duhram, capitol hill okay, raleigh sort of. i went through what i just went through with you, and, of course, it's crucially important, but when you're -- i mean, even here in washington, we know that places are really important about poverty. when we talk about ward seven and eight and what the issues were especially at eight, what issues were there, and what we have to do, social it's so muche complicated because we have to attack all things and deal with the people's choices about where they will live and deal with the question of looking at jobs as something in the regional economy, but it's also something that much more engages people locally around the country than these things that are
of congress in setting the agenda in our statehouses. they are setting the agenda in our city councils and their school boards as james put it before. is really better government spending too much on government employees hiring too many and paying them too much. this is how i got to the subject of government employee unions provide again exploring how these government employee unions lobby our government to increase spending on government employees which by the way increases their dues income and gives them more money to spend on politics. it is the cycle, this corrupt cycle of political spending, which benefits government employee unions far more than it benefits the government employees and it drives our nation into debt. and that is why i explored this topic and that is how this book came about. coming into this room, somebody said what is a shadowboss? i will take two minutes to explain that to you. and what does a shadowboss have to do with government employee unions? in our lives, our shadowbosses are the people that we really work for, the people who hold us accountable for the
the city, so much attention was being paid to increasing targeting, people who are making a tv ad, i was always talking about the people who could explain why they were doing. how do you know that, why do you do that, at some point, they did it because they had some sort of rules that wasn't really based on any research. .. the sort of message going back and forth. and after 2009i released this burgeoning wall of people doing empirical research in the campaigns and academia and institutions in washington and elsewhere convinced that is where the untold story of a lot of what's really going on in the elections these days are taking place. >> host: interesting. what do you want the reader of this book to most understand when they read this book what is that not get that you want them to come away with? >> guest: i want them to understand that what we see on tv and in the newspaper every day as sort of the campaigns is the riddle of everything that is going on. the campaigns are far more than what is set in the ads were some of the candidate goes for the candidates running mate or sp
you one example, and this is very embarrassing for me tonight. i am a city gentleman. i am a complete city gentleman. groceries come from the grocery store and whoever heard of a font? i represented oklahoma city, a big city. they read to my district the middle of oklahoma all the way up to the kansas line, half halfway across to arkansas and a big upside down letter l. here is what happened. for years, this is what is embarrassing. i said look at what they did for me. they didn't do it to me at all. you are supposed to know them and they are supposed to know you. i was a city guy representing wheat farmers and cattle ranchers and merchants and i could not articulate well enough what was of importance importance to them, not happen. by the way, in the next adjoining district, a pool guy was representing a part of the city. because it worked for party advantage. we allow for that to happen. there is is a way to get around that, too. there are other kinds of things that we can get into with questions about money. here's a story in "the new york times" was completely wrong in the headlin
in the city of detroit, so they have a huge impact the we don't always appreciate. >> explain how that matrix works. where do they start and how far do they go? >> one unique thing about the united states is that we don't have a central system in terms of the election. we have got over 4,000 difrent election systems and the of different rules and laws and people who administer them said there isn't like one puppet master like some grand conspiracy. we've got all these different systems and the people that are familiar with the most common example of this which would be gerrymandering where politicians draw districts that favor them. congress is about a 14 or 15% approval rating or maybe even lower than that. yet 85% of members of congress are safe because they have drawn their districts or state legislatures have drawn their districts so that those members are safe so that is the most blatant form but when we talk about the voter i.d. procedures and talk about the placement of the polling machines and a variety of other practices and regulations that shape the outcomes and policies and winner
was but it's not a large city. he was in columbus and cleveland it was a county seat and the reason he went there is they had seen the registration numbers for lagging in this particular area and to reach the registration goals which the head disaggregate it from the state down to this particular piece of turf they had him do a concert oriented registration the city hall or people could go and register and it wasn't that they send john legend to turn people out, and that's happening in broadway everywhere and so there will be states we're talking about at the end of october where they are competing but each will be competing differently and each of them based on their vocals which are coming out of those microtargeting prevention's which are taking every name of every individual person they think is already supporting them and considering the target taking every name of people they think of as purse readable and that is informing the tv buys, but the candidate goes, the male and everything. >> host: with everything you know, where do you think the key state -- will there be one that it come
focus opened the inner city. that's why the problem of poverty is worse in the inner city. that's where all the government programs focus their attention. and when people become he dependent on the state they become dependence and lose the ability to watch the surprises of enterprise. and we're seeing that in europe today and we're increasingly seeing it in the united states. thing is a pivotal moment and i think the u.s. can return to its entrepreneurial inspiration. >> so are you making a moral argument. you talk about altruism and the bitter rate and et or the wedlock. >> yeah. i think that -- moral foundation. capitalism is not based on dog eat dog competition. winners don't eat the losers. the weaponners conduct their experiments and expand knowledge that benefits everyone. and that's why capitalism isn't a zerosome game. it's a positive spiral gain for all. and that all of them opposes on the golden rule of jew day owe christian morality. it's at good fortunately of others is also your own. and it's just the image of capitalism is some vicious predatory system as the opposite of
was wood row will sob in those days. the rest guys are bankers and they represented the din city of jpmorgan and the rockefeller dynasty. they had connections. they were connectioned to the roth childs in england. and max there. there was. he had connections to the brother max who was the head of the banks that banking consortium in germany and the nether land. we have a international group here, really. representing international people. and it was the e peed my of the bad bankers of the world theeps were quites. what happened is they knew that there was going to be a move to control banking. they knew that congress was going to pass some kind of haw to regulate banking. instead of being stupid and sitting back and saying i hope they don't too bad. they decided to take the lead. they said we'll write the bill and make sure it toast to our liking. that's what it is about. they tboant yessing l high land. nobody knew their going there. they had meeting with a great deal of sect sei. they denied that they went. but they actually drafted the federal reserve act on jekyll island in 1
which began in jamestown in williamsburg, ended in new york city andand included an impromptu visit to a supermarket in suburban sub maryland. ruth gave me an impromptu -- anu invaluable personal perspective on elizabeth's conduct as queen and her relationship with her husband, prince phillip.e one of my favorite descriptions was of a moment on the president's airplane when phillip was immersed in the sports section of the newspaperm and ignoring his wife's s questions as she wrote postcards to their children.w when she pressed him, he got flustered. it was so like what an ordinary wife would do do -- do when her husband wasn't paying attention to her. g what was happening when her husband wasn't paying attention to her, he said. he also noticed that elizabeth was very certain and comfortable in her role and very much in control. yet, once when ruth was waiting at the white house for her husband, ruth heard her roaring with laughter at one of the protocols. you didn't realize that she had that kind of a hearty laugh, booth said. the minute she rounded the corner, she straightened up
moments in -- millennium very few will city-state's. the flicker out. even with democracy, they speak the same language, worship the same guns. same climate and culture. very small areas. all of world history, very democracy. democracy, half the planet. i like our chances. ask me, what changed, the hands above that to london 25 years ago, the hands of world history. at the time it was way better, more perfect. for the first time ever in the history of the planet an entire continent got to go and have they in their posterity would be covered, and there were lots of exclusions, but we would not exist, you know, has a democratic country in the democratic world but for that. fifth faugh people it's the hands of all modern history. the project is begun, launched a one not perfect. better than what we had before, but not at all as good as what we have now. i think a lot to talk a little bit about the process of getting better, but i'm not a cynic. i think that we, the people, to ordain and establish a pretty stunning what we actually did. the pick of and move forward in time. is not just th
. rao the city to the other radio in los angeles. like to point out that we're all graduates of the university of michigan law school. different years. larry is older than i am. and is a little bit younger, but the three of us all graduated from law school. now one of us has been invited back to campus to speak. go figure. three nationally syndicated talk show hosts with a lot of audience and none of us have been invited back. every five years i invited back to harvard to be the person that this town. that the chief of staff and director of the peace corps and communications director. duval patrick is the governor of massachusetts. grover norquist. it's like groundhog day every side -- every five years before us identify our class. we have the only two conservatives the gun and of harvard. the rest of us just throw things at us. it's always amusing commute the series is very good. come back in november bummer doing when it -- william henry harrison. it's a very short program. you don't want to miss that one. and such a presidential merit i visited his tomb. his tomb is in a s
books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i said, well, that's what you try to do. and he said, no, no, no, you are one of our authors. i need to know right now, tonight, what your next book is going to be. i said this is, that's preposterous. he said, i need to know. now, he's one of these people who grinds on you, and you're at dipper alone no matter what would come up, he would bring the subject back to, oh, maybe you should do a book on that, what about this? he would just grind away. you may know people like this. [laughter] you may work for somebody like that. [laughter] even better, you may be married to somebody like that. [laughter] who just grinds away
bailouts. and also one other thing, she's raised more money out of new york city than has the city of reno. i have raised more none in this campaign in the city of reno than new york city. she's raised more money out of wall street than i have in this campaign. who's in the pockets of the big money in wall street? >> moderator: thank you very much. our next question comes from diego santiago who will direct it to congresswoman shelley berkeley. >> congresswoman berkeley, i was intrigued looking through both of your web sites that both the candidates have the country of israel as one of your top issues. now i ask, why is this issue at the top of your agenda, and has enough been done to defend our only true ally in the middle east? berkeley: i pride myself on being a strong supporter of israel. in the united states congress on either side of the aisle, we share a common bond, and it's the only democracy in a very dangerous part of the world and one of our strongest allies in the world. i think we need to do everything we can to work with israel to insure that iran does not acquire nuclear we
and bombed the city, so syrians have been seen in this kind of an interesting technique to see how a dictatorship is trying to seem as applying and subscribing to the norms of the international committee, while its people are severely brutal or violent to it. >> thank you. therapy is >> is, good morning. came back for's tie. i am sean carlo gonzalez with talk service. i want to comment and say this is a blueprint -- on a blueprint, but a work in progress and i appreciate that. i know your type about a range of internal issues. what concerns have you addressed regarding serious role in the region regarding israel's concern that potentially this could be a safe haven for a? or iran's contention that this is a domestic issue. obviously, syria has a lot to do in this region and i just thought maybe i'd get your thoughts perhaps on what came out in your discussions. >> well, these issues that we have dealt with are mostly technical. you're talking about specific policy issues. and this of course will leave it up to any transitional government to devise his foreign policy, hopefully in c
/11. al-qaeda decided to attack the towers in new york city. they could have done it in the towers of tell aveef city. -- tel aviv state. they had the capability, and with all due respect to our intelligence and to our security systems, if al-qaeda had wanted to attack the towers in tel aviv, the israeli towers, they would have been able to do it. but they chose to attack here in the u.s., here in washington d.c. why? because they wanted to send a message, and for that matter, i hope that the united states of america and whoever will be elected will take a leadership decision and a moral decision. maybe it's not popular, but it will be a moral decision to stop the nuclear race in iran today. and i don't know how many of you have followed the wikileaks reports and what was written there, but something very interesting popped up on the report of wikileaks. when you go and you look at the writing of the arab leaders -- not israelis, not jewish, arab leaders in the middle east, they are afraid from iran becoming nuclear more than us. the people in saudi arabia, in egypt, in jordan. so if that
. new york city lights have been turned on in times square. one by one the lights go off. traffic. somebody stops his car. cars behind start to beat. someone comes out and asks -- he tells what happened. the news circulates from car to car so traffic -- a push cart can live. a hot dog pedlar sitting on a curb on broadway and someone gets out and says is it true? yes. he is dead. on fifth avenue, shop windows, salespeople come out in one store after another. take the mannequins out and put a photograph of president kennedy there. the church bells start to chime over the city. on the plane, there are three compartments. the first compartment search the president's staff and kennedy's secretaries are sitting there sobbing. just there jacqueline kennedy is sitting next to her husband but in the center compartment lyndon johnson sitting in the president's share there is an error of great -- we know what he is planning because he is making a list on little note pads on air force one with the heading air force one and he writes on one of them one staff and leadership and has to have a me
. we will all remember the attack of 9/11. and to attack the towers of new york city, i can share with all due respect to our intelligence if al qaeda wanted to attack the towers but they chose to attack in the u.s. in washington d.c. to send a message. so for that i hope the united states whoever is elected will take a decision to stop the nuclear race today. something very interesting when you look at the arab leaders they are afraid from iran becoming nuclear so for that matter i think we would like to take action for the u.s. to sit idly by israel has to do it by itself. missiles fly in from iran, lebanon, and gaza would send hundreds of missiles but allowing iran to become nuclear to the option of fighting ourself, it is clear message of what to do with the redoubt the u.s. one of the main points of my book is the issue of the two-state solution. you must finish the conflict and it will be a palestinian state if obama adopted the approach to build up the palestinian state but in my book i prefer a new paradigm we have tried it for the last 20 years we tried with gaza and it d
voting. [talking over each other] >> in the city of brotherly love which you are from, the city of philadelphia where everything is run by the city and the genuine -- general election become the democratic people and what used to be the case that polling location were literally in people's garages you have no accountability. at one party control and so i can build and nobody watching the election. so you can complain that someone is trying and maybe staring too much into this, but what you had is no accountability and a number of places in this country and you can say republicans are wrong for doing this, there's a lot wrong on that site. what you're saying is not that that accountability when -- [talking over each other] >> both sides are right. there is some fraud. stay my site is more right. [laughter] >> there's certainly the tactics that they're choosing seem -- the notion of a modified poll tax what to do some of this is it's not the right way to go. in fact, pennsylvania law, there was a stay on it today in pennsylvania. so it's the wrong tactic and i hope that the change
major cities or small cities to the countryside. very difficult in my experience, through important trade which defined them and world view previous. i can have a few words to that. endurance, adaptability, confidence, sometimes over confidence. i think it's important to know this generation. in many ways, and also later day studying college. this early 1980s was the most liberal period in china's education system. they were really exposed to western ideas. they translate the constitution of development of foreign countries in uk and elsewhere into chinese. he reads english very well. now, that's really a wonderful opportunity, and, but these also could be the problem it has if we fail to understand that, this is a generation because of their personal experience they don't want to be lectured. they actually will be more, conducive with and get soft approach to talk for cooperation. but you just use force to intimidate them, they will act very first home. i hope that what i said is important. that if we use force, use just a single-minded lecture, we don't solve the knowledge of chin
russia, that you get the sense of semi-reference an immediate city can only have the spread mind again, that would be awesome. from castro to gorbachev, other communist things come to mind, obama. no, o'reilly is going to yell at me for that. they love theirs. it brings them back to the day where they could draw a bright line. the evil united states versus the communitarians and the former soviet union. they love celebrities who when they hear the word complicated, akron on slate gdp, they think gdp, gdp, is that late tng, but as jacob anna clark's now, gdp. it is not a teacher clothing line. you are equating? of course are not kidding. before you present you with a finalist and will give you a compilation heroes for the past five years. >> bruce babbitt was the governor of arizona nearly a year ago. did the purchase is the president he would have to raise taxes and he never was recovered from his courage. >> the soviet union, born and bred a revolution come about together by atrium that is still being drowned. it is the turn of a socialist nation marching towards the first communist s
in diameter. and while you wouldn't destroy all the cities if you have three or four of those going off in tel aviv, three or for those going off, you might have air bursts and also ground bursts. and you do that because you want the ground bursts to kick up, you know, countless thousands, or hundreds of thousands of tons of for you active material, which will be highly lethal in the immediate area of the most intense radioactivity released within the first couple of weeks. as you get further along, it's less dangerous but you could have very easily a few hundred thousand fatalities. and the country the size of israel, let's just put that into perspective of the united states. let's assume by the way that they leave jerusalem alone or that they think they have enough accuracy to midwest jerusalem, they will, and it doesn't get somewhere else. i might add if i were the palestinians i would be a little nervous. i don't know if i have enough faith in the iranian rockets fired by rockets that they might not land in the wrong place. but if you have that and you have, let's say 100 or 200,000 in eac
night, sits outside citying, and saw a line of cars, you know, in the rural area, you see cars coming on the road, you wonder what's going on, but she actually went -- my mother in the bed to say there were a lot of cars coming down the road, and she said, oh, they probably -- named one of the nans, going to his house. i don't know why she thought that, but my sister saw the cross berning, and my -- burning, and my mother actually went out on the porch and said the light was so bright she could recognize some of the white men who were out there, but what happened was she told one of my sisters, because she was in the movement, she called a black man, and if they had not stopped some of the younger black men that night, you probably would have read about that incident because he was ready to kill some of them. [applause] they actually allowed them to leave. they -- you know, they had rounded white men and allowed them to leave, and then suddenly the gater shows up with the bureau of investigation people all aware, and nothing happened as a result of her identifying some of the people,
was from a wealthy part of the city. heard tire was sending a message. >> what are the other key differences women face other than men? >> there are so many. [laughter] the fact a woman needs credentials of the highest caliber where a man who just comes on to the national scene perhaps just elected senator can be seen as presidential where she needs to be a governor. with keys to the governor's mansion it is not acceptable for women to just the elected from a senate decision. she would need more than bad. that is the highest level to accept a thinner resume from the male candidate. >> and mail candidate could apply eight then the foreign policy. but we interviewed most of the women in the book. on the senate of foreign relations committee. but standing next to the generals and elizabeth dole said it almost wrecked my car after the iowa straw poll when elizabeth did well. they had around to it -- roundtable the next morning to talk about her surprising strong finish but she was there a lot with her husband was there. she has no commander-in-chief background. what has she done? i a
all over the city and get most of the people. one night i smelled horrible smell. but if you have never smelled human flesh rotting, it's not like roadkill, it's like horrible -- nauseating, it's like you just have to get away from it. when i smelled the smell, and i'm like, tomorrow we have to find out what that is and get rid of it -- the next morning, i come up on the roof, which is where we watch for our agents coming in and out, and protect them as they are coming in and leaving the safe house, and i didn't smell anything. and i thought, what is that? the next night i am up on the roof and i have the same smell again. and it's like, what is that? we put on our night vision goggles can we go down there and walk around the remainder of the courtyard, and we see this little boy sitting there where you see him on that bed. if you'll look, you will see the little walkway behind him. that is where i was walking when i found him. i saw the little boy playing their end what had happened was this young man was going to school, 12 years old and stepped on a landmine. on the playground.
airspace with our two biggest focus cities being that of new york's kennedy airport, the largest airline and also boston logan airport over the largest carrier. .. >> deed utilizing constant vertical descent with a content clear flightpath. shorter lifetimes as well as reduced yule burning omissions and cleaner skies initiative in seattle. i think that in my closing thoughts, very good progress has taken place on behalf of our airlines. as i put my hat on. i think that i would be remiss if i did not comment that we are a little bit disappointed that a the procedure that was put into place and laguardia will work towards a solution to benefit us in the new york metroplex. all that said, i am very pleased about the partnership that is taking place. in closing, nextgen is a vital part of the aviation industry. nextgen will reduce waste and improve the environment. it will also improve efficiency and safety and add jobs and strengthen the economy. the case for nextgen has been and continues to be compelling. i would like to thank you, mr. chairman, the ranking member and the distinguished me
voted so look, in campaigns from presidential down to city council every aspect of the campaign message turnout. i think the air wars are the ones that get all the coverage on tv but i think the ground wars will be equally important. look, i think the other thing about the electorate is at least in "the wall street journal" colin the nbc poll that the two firms collaborated on it was pre-debate. you know the president was winning independent voters by 13 points. and, in 2008 he defeated john mccain by 8% with independent smacks so with the admonition of less -- let's wait until the dust has settled and see the polls in the next couple of days i'm going to be looking at the numbers in the other thing very quickly in terms of the minority vote. the other thing about barack obama's election in 2008 was the one something on the order of 43% of the white vote and in most of the national polls that is kind of where he is so that will be another number to look out for. the country is changing and in 2008, three-quarters of the electorate was white which was down from the mid-to high 80s 20 yea
, there was an achievement gap in math to apply for the lottery and the average licensing and all of your city. i have to say this on c-span just in case she is watching. one christmas i was alone in cambridge, massachusetts, and i was feeling the holiday blues and i wanted to make my grandmother's coconut cake. and she said oh, it's really simple. you start with two cups of sugar, you boil it. and i said, dan? and she gave me directions that sounded like -- i went to my grandmother's house around thanksgiving and i just annoyed her in the kitchen. but she would grab the flour with her hands and i would put up underneath. and i would sprinkle the flour in and i backed out the recipe. again, it annoyed her, but i had a recipe that i can now give my children and grandchildren. we spent two years trying to do something like that with charter schools. the average charter school is no different than the average public school. that is an important fact. what is interesting about charters is that there is a huge amount of charter schools are doing phenomenal things for kids. they are not doing good things at all fo
want to address that in the constitution. you mentioned cities that are very interesting. texas is six times as large as the entire united states population. we in austin especially are familiar with the tyranny of the centralized government in austin itself called the state government that often seems determined to deprive the city of austin of autonomy over matters that we hold near and dear. to the extent that federalism does stand for principle of decision making at seven national levels and allowing people to participate in decisions that affect your lives , than any modern constitutional convention weather at the state or national level would have to address this what kinds of protected attali to you want for states and what not. these are all wonderful subjects for convention or for any sort of natiol conversation that we are not having. >> my question is based on a lot of the things you said. i wonder what your take is on who would support the kind of things the you're talking about given the fact that you have kind of a lot of people clamoring for change with the occupy moveme
the interest of the dirt farmers with the immigrants and the factory workers in the city. and so he ran for congress once and was defeated. he was offered the nomination for mayor of chicago and turned it down and was offered the nomination for governor of illinois entered the town. in 1904 when william randolph hearst ran for president, darrow tried to do what william jennings bryan had done, which is seize the presidential nomination with a single speech. he was supposed to nominate first for the presidency. he wrote this amazing speech. he gave it as -- at midnight one night at the democratic national convention. all the reporters just loved it. it did move the gallery bill wait -- it did not move the gallery the way that bryant had, the magic just was not there. the goal democrats, the wall street democrats to come back and seize the party and controlled the floor. so it was a trick that darrow tried. he could not pull it off. it was one of the reasons why he hated bryan ellis life. he thought that he was a smarter and better populace that brian that brian got all this unjustified r
and if we can get to all of the components. in 2009 after president obama took office the city was sacked included new credits that were primarily focused on low-income families and families that have kids in college that were extended in 2010 and expired at the end of the year. there's the timber cut in social security payroll taxes the was done in the stimulus for 2011 and extended for 2012. and then in addition to all of those expiring tax provisions that got most of the attention from the fiscal macroeconomic point of view and another thing we have to the start of next year and the tax increases included in the 2010 health reform act. and so, when you look at the debate over the fiscal cliff, the point is to recognize there is a very diverse array of tax provisions that are under discussion. and that's important for understanding the effects on american households, different households are affected differently by these provisions. at the low end of the income distribution for example the credits that were enacted in 2009 turn out to be very important as the temporary payroll taxes. te
as a threat from london and from other cities around the world. >> steven johnson is our guest sunday taking your calls, e-mails and tweets on in depth. the author will look at sites history, the cyber world, popular culture in computer networking and politics. live at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> this is the first parish church in brunswick maine, and its significance to the story of uncle tom's cabin is that in many ways the story began you. is here in this q., q. number 23, that harriet beecher stowe, by her account, saw a vision of uncle tom being whipped to death. now, uncle tom as you probably know as the title character of the hero of her 1852 novel, uncle tom's cabin. uncle tom's cabin was written very much as a protest novel, by anyone in the north, take a in knowing what all abolitionists lived, if anyone in the north was to aid or abet a fugitive slave, they themselves would be imprisoned or fined for breaking the law. and this was the bill which was seen as kind of the compromise between the north and south to avoid war. so that was part of what the novel was trying to d
go out there. >> [inaudible conversations] >> and city where you're from, you can comment on it or not. in the city of philadelphia everything is run by the city and the jdge of election end up becoming the democratic committee people and what used to be the case that polling locations were literally in people's garages you had no accountability. you had one party control and you had zero accountability and nobody watching the election. you can complain that somebody is trying and steering too much in the swerve what you have is no accountability in one party rule in number of places in the country and you can say republicans are all for doing this. there's a lot wrong happening on both sides. what you're saying is not crazy easy. to have the accountability. >> i agree it's not easy. just because it's hard -- [inaudible] >> look both sides are right. there is some fraud. >> my side is more right. [laughter] >> there's certainly is fraud and tactics they're choosing seems to be important. the motion of a modified poll tax which is what some of this is not the right way to g
in the iowa delegation on a continual basis. in 2008 when the floods hit in iowa city i went over there immediately and flew over all that and went on the ground and met with the leaders of cedar rapids for example for the democrats that represent that part of the state. they didn't take me about but rejoined me together and everything. when we get hit with floods on the side of the state become over and join me. i introduced legislation to protect us from the next flood coming down the missouri river with the sign on right away. that is the bipartisanship the you get in a national disaster. they are less partisan and congress but we have had a broad bipartisan effort here with an iowa working with those things that matter to iowa and hopefully i will be able to get a bipartisan support on the farm bill like a forgotten by partisans of along the missouri river legislation. h.r. 2942 in case you want to google that. >> moderator: mrs. vilsack how did you cut through the partisanship and build consensus in congress? vilsack: i was with amy klobuchar yesterday and she is someone that
the city skyline portrait before the towers went up and white boards to plan 900 students schedules after the system principal tried to do it on a computer and a sign that said sometimes you have to take a leap and build your wings on the way down. the law bistro the case look-alike time capsule. newer winners flashing signs of cash. raiders have knowledge but one week ago with the superintendent anabel garza to a good guidance counselor side. what to we need to make this presentable? money. anabel garza went to a trip to ikea and went to pick up trash thinking the of the principles are not doing this right now. [laughter] acid did not have their younger sisters moving yen to take care of her daughter most night she was out talking to missionaries to have a school improvements facilitator in making mental list of who was missing books, desks and who was just missing. what is the drama? can i give you the short version the assistant principal asked concerning as science teachers largess. somebody suggested confiscating all the furniture from the site and swing. learning happens in many dif
of many others in the city and not just like ourselves. >> mark, do you want to pose the last question? >> just a quick one. something not addressed in the comments by deputy secretary carter, and it's rarely mentioned, but taiwan, under its existing republic china constitution, is an independent sorch state, the absent of relations does not sub tract from the reality. with this in mine, there's sensitivities with beijing. i'm curious, what potential role could taiwan play in u.s. rebalancing in asia? what are we missing now, and what could be done more in leveraging with what taiwan has to offer with the united states and its interests? >> this is a trap. [laughter] he knows the answer to the question. [laughter] i will fall into it anyway. [laughter] my own view, and this is a whole, you know, i think other conversation about building fore structure and capacity in asia pacific is that the states that are a bit weaker than china can pull a page out of china and develop their own anti-access scenario and denial capabilities and make it woefully painful for china to project power into
know this also, if you are a systemically important financial institution like citi whether or not you are a bank you will be regulated to a great extent as if you are a bank and by the way that is a policy decision that makes sense. make sense. there were a lot of non-banks that are systemically important and if they would rent they not only burden their own shareholders but it could hurt the whole world. everybody has an economic interest in making sure that they are well-run. so you could not shed the bulk of the regulations attached to us even if we were to become not a bank. we don't really shed those necessarily and we are not sure exactly the details but any appetite in the united states for us to be less regulated than we are effectively as if we were a bank and so we are not really in a position, and we don't own that choice, to get out from under the regulation and be regulated as we were as a total non-bank. we'll have to see what the choices are but we have no necessary intention today. but you know the predicate to your question is our activities are almost entirely non-co
relative in seattle. but after one year, you know, i found out there is too much water in that city, and, you know, i'm a golf player. so i said to my wife, we should go, you know, move back to california. so right now i'm in l.a. in has yenda heights next to the famous chinese temple that the former vice president gore visit during the presidential election. >> how many children have you had? >> i have seven, four boys and three girl. >> how many times have you been married? >> three. >> how many grandchildren do you have? >> about 16 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild child. >> and what kind of businesses have you been in since you've been ibeen to the united states? >> well, you know, i just mentioned, you know, with the money from the book and then when i moved to -- from here to california, i went to the bank and opened a new account and put my money. and then, you know, the director, the president, and all the -- you know, the members of the bank, of course, they recognized me, so they come out and say -- on --, welcome. one of the directorer of that night is in the liquo
, she had managed to hang little more than an outdated portrait of the city skyline taken before all the new condo towers went up, a whiteboard in used to be planning 900 student schedules and a sign that said "sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wigs on the way down -- your wings on the way down." there hadn't been much time to decorate. the lobby's trophy case looks like a time capsule. a sign written with a felt marker proclaimed "raiders raid knowledge." a week ago with the superintendent's visit looming, anna belle had finally taken one of the guidance counselors aside and asked, what do we need to make this presentable? money. so anna belle went killing in her purse to pay for a trip to ikea and then walked across the courtyard picking up trash muttering, the other principals are not doing this right now. they also didn't have their younger sisters in to take care of their 10-year-old daughter, but anna belle did. most nights she was negotiating with missionaries to open a social services center on campus trying to fill a job called school improvement facili
poet, mark dougherty, very politically active, a san francisco writer who wrote tales of the city. these are the living writers that i write about. >> are we post the writers yet? >> good question. not quite yet. i think people would like it to be. it is still a subject that makes most readers uncomfortable. all of these gay characters. but people are still uncomfortable about it in books. i'm not sure why. maybe it's a book that's literally in her face. it is a little too unnerving. where it is easier where someone is on the stage or on tv. so it hasn't quite, we are not completely assimilated but maybe that's a good thing. it's good to be a little different to mix things up. and we are still mixing things up. so we still have the writers and we have african american writers, we still have women authors. which is a good thing. people have to acknowledge that even though it is an african-american writer, anybody can read them. they are telling stories that should interest anyone. they need to escape the idea of leaders that only gays would want to read about days or only african-a
is more global, it's more commercial, and it's more financially complex. the real city truer today than it was yesterday. and it will be truer tomorrow than it is today. the defense industry in the suppliers that it is made up of are constantly changing and adapting to the department rierpts, and conditions set phot in the commercial marketplace. this evolution in the base brings with it new and difficult challenges. and it begs for a flexible, adaptive approach to the ever changing realty on the ground. outdating con instructs of the estatic where the u.s. government could dictate certain insurances or impose flexible rules must giveaway to the facts on the ground that the base is no longer a sing -- policy must take this these in to account and develop a more sophisticated and nuanced view of the base. the goods and services the department relies upon reaches far deeper in to the overall global economy than most appreciate. there are unique items for us, the items themselves often reply upon a complex supply chain of providers that are restricted or comp prized would jeopardize the --
, of the kansas city experiment, if you will, you know, shows, i think it demonstrates quite clearly, um, the magnitude of the enormous investment that the cable industry has made in building out our infrastructure across the country. and i, you know, i just, i just don't know that i see a business model for the expenditure of that level of money to build out, um, a national fiber or network. said the same thing when verizon went into the market with fios, and at&t, obviously, thought the same thing since when they developed their u-verse product, they decided not to build a national or even regional fiber network. so, um, we've, you know, we've consistently said and continue to believe that we're not afraid of competition, we like our product, we like our position, we think competition makes us a better company. um, we think it makes us sharpen our focus, improve the level of service that we're providing, improve the quality and the innovation of our offerings and just like satellite made comcast a better company and then verizon and u-verse have made comcast a bettny and forced us to i
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